Archive for Sunday, October 25, 2009

KU football falls out of both polls

Jayhawks were ranked 21st, 24th before loss to Oklahoma

Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy brings down Kansas backup quarterback Kale Pick in the third quarter at Kivisto Field.

Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy brings down Kansas backup quarterback Kale Pick in the third quarter at Kivisto Field.

October 25, 2009


Kansas University's football team fell out of both top 25 polls one day after losing its second straight game.

Kansas was ranked in both polls for the past seven weeks, but the 35-13 loss Saturday against Oklahoma ended the team's run. The Jayhawks (5-2), who were ranked 21st in the USA Today coaches poll and 24th in the Associated Press poll last week, received votes in both polls but did not place in either top 25.

Other Big 12 Conference teams ranked in the polls this week: Texas (No. 3 AP, No. 3 coaches), Oklahoma State (13, 13), Oklahoma (22, 23).

Click here to see how Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan voted in this week's Associated Press poll.

The full rankings are below.

Associated Press Top 25:

  1. Florida (30)
  2. Alabama (23)
  3. Texas (7)
  4. Southern California
  5. Cincinnati
  6. Boise St.
  7. Iowa
  8. Texas Christian
  9. Louisiana State
  10. Oregon
  11. Georgia Tech
  12. Penn State
  13. Oklahoma St.
  14. Virginia Tech
  15. Houston
  16. Pittsburgh
  17. Ohio State
  18. Miami (FL)
  19. Utah
  20. West Virginia
  21. South Carolina
  22. Oklahoma
  23. Arizona
  24. Mississippi
  25. Notre Dame

• Others receiving votes: Brigham Young 80, Central Michigan 76, California 24, Texas Tech 18, Wisconsin 16, Navy 13, Kansas 12, Clemson 11, Rutgers 1.

USA Today coaches top 25:

  1. Florida (46)
  2. Alabama (9)
  3. Texas (4)
  4. Southern California
  5. Boise State
  6. Texas Christian
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Iowa
  9. Louisiana State
  10. Penn State
  11. Georgia Tech
  12. Oregon
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. Virginia Tech
  15. Ohio State
  16. Houston
  17. Pittsburgh
  18. Miami (FL)
  19. Utah
  20. West Virginia
  21. South Carolina
  22. Mississippi
  23. Oklahoma
  24. Arizona
  25. Notre Dame

• Others receiving votes: Central Michigan 61, Brigham Young 59, Wisconsin 49, California 32, Texas Tech 14, Kansas 11, Georgia 5, Navy 4, Auburn 2, Clemson 2.


greenworld 8 years, 1 month ago

Good, all that ranking crap is a bunch of bs no not bcs but bs. Maybe it will make some of the big bad guys in blue believe that there is a little bit more in putting on the kansas uniform than what some of them think. Come on guys get back to playing with some pride and heart and forget about all the other bs.

croutons 8 years, 1 month ago

Not surprisingly, OU is still ranked. It's not because they're a particulary great team (they're a good team, not a great team); Kansas is the only decent team they've beat this year. It's because they're OU. Same reason they went to play for the national championship right after they got spanked 35-7 in the 2003 Big-12 Championship game. If that were any other team than OU, Florida, LSU, USC, Ohio State, or Notre Dame, they wouldn't have even seen any consideration.

Danimal 8 years, 1 month ago

KU failed to take care of business yesterday, I was there, it was disgusting. Briscoe dropped several game changing passes, the offensive line failed to open running lanes or give Todd time to throw, and some of the play calling was bizarre. Why Kale Pick was put into the game under center and Reesing was moved over to wide out for a few plays I'll never understand. It would be one thing if it had worked, but it failed miserably and wasted a few crucial downs. Special teams and the defense actually played a pretty good game.

This is just isn't a very good football team right now. It seems that the different units can never get together and play a solid game. We might beat KSU, NU and Mizzou, but I think we're going to get mauled by Texas and Texas Tech.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 8 years, 1 month ago

One thing that I have always thought is that there should be no rankings at all before the season starts. Everyone equal before the first shot is fired. Then wait 4 to 6 weeks before even thinking who is better than whom. I think these fraudulant ratings contribute to the false sense of either security or insecurity of many of the players, and maybe even some of the coaches. You do not see this in some othere sports, all participants are equal at the get go and then later in the race, season, or whatever, then some opinions can be fabricated about who is "Number One" The only exception for this rule is the Chicago Cubs. And one day, soon, (or later) that might change.

Steve Jacob 8 years, 1 month ago

No north team is a lock to go 5-3. KSU will have trouble winning two more, MU has a soft schedule, but has to sweep. Man, if 4-4 makes it, there will be at least three if not a four or five way tie. How do you break that?

shockstj 8 years ago

i think its funny how all these KU fans think they are good or something! they had 1 yr that they did decent and if u ask me or anyone else it was a fluke. im an OU fan for life and i was also at the OU-ku game when we dominated and after watching that ku team they suck period! ku lost to colorado and that is SAD! i think that ku fans are jealous that OU actually has national championships and big XII championships which ku would know nothing about! i honestly think ku will lose the rest of there games. the only thing that KU has is basketball so i think its only fair that u leave football to OKLAHOMA and leave basketball to KU...


this weeks prediction- OU 42-7 over KSU TTU 50-14 over KU

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